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Old 08-05-06, 02:25 AM
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5-25-77

OK...just came across this trailer on youtube and thought it looked pretty damn good.

Here's the official website:
http://www.5-25-77.com/shell_content.html

Here's the trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSlsxKjVVFU

Fred Roos, the original producer of Star Wars, is doing this one as well and I actually laughed out loud at the trailer.

Interested to see what happens with this.
Old 08-05-06, 03:05 AM
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I've been waiting for this film to come out for quite a while now, especially since it seems the film was shot nearly a year or two ago.
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That looks pretty darn promising. I'm in.
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I had to watch it twice cuz I couldn't place where I saw that kid before..
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This does look pretty good, to bad the chances of it comming to a theater near me is 0 to none.
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Wow. I had never even heard of this movie, but it is a must see for me. Looks excellent.

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Why is the X-Wing toy released in the late 90's in the movie?
Old 08-05-06, 10:00 AM
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Spoiler:
"The Enterprise has deflector shields!!!"
lol
Old 08-05-06, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by resinrats
Why is the X-Wing toy released in the late 90's in the movie?
Not sure I would admit to knowing that one...
Old 08-05-06, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Rogue588
I had to watch it twice cuz I couldn't place where I saw that kid before..
That's the main kid from Freaks & Geeks, is it not?
Old 08-05-06, 03:43 PM
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Since the blog stops sometime this past April on the official site, has anybody heard the status of this one? Will it just eventually become straight to DVD?
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when is this in theatres? I would expect 5-25-07

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Old 08-05-06, 04:55 PM
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I had emailed the director a while back asking about the release, since IMDB had down May 2006:

David--

The IMDB is notoriously inaccurate. I would bet on a release date somewhere betweeen November of 2006... and... oh... say... 5-25-07.
Thanks for your interest and please keep the faith. I promise it will be worth the wait.

Best wishes,

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Originally Posted by resinrats
Why is the X-Wing toy released in the late 90's in the movie?
i believe that is suppose to be an actual prop from the film, not a toy.
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Originally Posted by Al Padrino
That's the main kid from Freaks & Geeks, is it not?

Yeah it is, John Francis Daly.
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That does look pretty funny.
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i'm adding this to my short list of movies i'm officially excited for.
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looks pretty interesting. i'll go see it.
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Here's my main problem with the film: teenagers didn't talk like that in 1977. The whole geekdom thing regarding sci-fi movies was still a good ten years away. It's like they took modern-day "sci fi geeks" and threw them back into 1977.

Still, the movie looks like fun, although it's definititly going to have a limited audience. I did enjoy the Jaws in the swimming pool bit.
Old 08-06-06, 09:22 PM
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Oh, I remember plenty of sci-fi geeks from that era. "Star Trek" probably kicked it off, and you had "Dr. Who" and of course the rise of "Star Wars," followed quickly by 'Battlestar Gallactica" and "Space: 1999."
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Space 1999 definately predated Star Wars. It came on the heels of Star Trek. And Dr. Who predated Star Trek by about 5 years. And for sci fi TV, I would say in America, maybe Lost in Space started it all, with shows like Outer Limits and Time Tunnel adding to early geekdom.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Here's my main problem with the film: teenagers didn't talk like that in 1977. The whole geekdom thing regarding sci-fi movies was still a good ten years away. It's like they took modern-day "sci fi geeks" and threw them back into 1977.
Oh come on now, that's just not true. Who do you think had Star Trek conventions or played "Star Trek" on minicomputers in the '70s? Followed Doctor Who in the '70s on PBS? Star Wars was like an atomic bomb for sci-fi geekdom, but it certainly existed before that.

By the way, is it sad that I knew what the date was before I clicked on the thread?
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This is the movie that has been coming out for at least 3-4 years.
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Originally Posted by digitalfreaknyc
Fred Roos, the original producer of Star Wars, is doing this one as well and I actually laughed out loud at the trailer.
Gary Kurtz produced Star Wars. Fred Roos did Lost in Translation (of the two films named in the trailer), though I think he helped on the casting of SW.
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Originally Posted by Breakfast with Girls
By the way, is it sad that I knew what the date was before I clicked on the thread?
Not at all. What a glorious day it was. On top of it being my birthday, I had the most amazing theater experience of my life.

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